Is it rude to bring DSLR to wedding?

Started Sep 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
Doug MacMillan Senior Member • Posts: 2,166
Excellent Post Sean

I agree with almost everything you said. Too bad the OP isn't here to avail himself of it.

FWIW, I'm a former pro who has photographed a couple of hundred of weddings. When I attend a wedding now, I don't take any cameras. I go to enjoy the event and celebrate with the couple and their family.

I recently attended a wedding where they hired a professional photographer. There was not one Uncle Bob with his DSLR there! It was heaven! There were also very few P&S cameras. You may not realize it, but a lot of guests are annoyed by Uncle Bobs, especially the more aggressive ones.

Not everything needs to be photographed by everybody. Some events should just be enjoyed. Leave the camera at home. Go enjoy yourself.

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